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GOOD LUCK FROM A DEAD SPIRIT WHEN YOU PLAY A NUMBER

IF YOU PUT A GLASS OF WATER UNDER YOUR BED IT WILL MAKE YOUR DEAD
GRANDMOTHER COME BACK TO YOU. HER SPIRIT WILL COME TO YOU AND
BRING YOU GOOD LUCK. IT HAS BEEN KNOWN TO HAPPEN BECAUSE A LADY
GOT RICH THAT WAY. YOU PICK OUT THE NUMBER WHICH YOU WANT TO
COME OUT. AND PUT IT INTO THE GLASS OF WATER. THE SPIRIT OF A
DEAD RELATIVE WILL COME TO GET A TASTE OF THE WATER AND THANK YOU
BY MAKING THE NUMBER COME OUT. THIS WAS PASSED ON TO ME BY MY
GRANDMOTHER. SHE CAME FROM THE SOUTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): GAINING WEALTH ; GAMBLING: PLAYING THE NUMBERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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PROVERB

OLD CHINESE PROVERB IS THERE IS GOLD IN BOOKS

Submitter comment: TOLD DURING A LECTURE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; EDUCATION ; SYMBOL ; WEALTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-28-1971

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MONEY AND WOMEN

IF YOU HAVE MONEY, SHARE IT WITH MEN
FOR WOMEN ARE UNGRATEFUL

Where learned: WEST AFRICA

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE, POSITIVE ; SEXISM ; WEALTH, GENEROSITY, GIVING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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COMING INTO MONEY

IF YOUR PALM ITCHES, YOU'RE GOING TO COME INTO MONEY SOON.

Submitter comment: HEARD IT FROM A FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; YPSILANTI

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; SUPERSTITION ; WEALTH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.700

Date learned: 10-13-1967

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SUPERSTITION

IT IS BELIEVED THAT IF YOU FIND THE END OF THE RAINBOW, YOU
WILL FIND A POT OF GOLD.

Where learned: BAHAMAS ; NASSAU

James Callow Keyword(s): TREASURE WEALTH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 00001970S

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MY STEP-FATHER KEEPS TWO SILVER DOLLARS IN HIS
POCKET TO KEEP FROM BEING POOR.

James Callow Keyword(s): talisman ; WEALTH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth

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IF ANYONE WALKS TO THE END OF A RAINBOW, HE WILL GET A POT OF
GOLD.

James Callow Keyword(s): WEALTH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Formation
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth

Date learned: 06-18-1972

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RHYME (MOTTO)

MONEY IS OUR RELIGION, SEX IS OUR GOD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; WEALTH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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PROVERBS

MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; WEALTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-28-1967

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PROVERB FROM A BLACK AMERICAN

MONEY DON'T GET EVERYTHING IT'S TRUE,
BUT WHAT IT DON'T GET I CAN'T USE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; WEALTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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MONEY DOESN'T CARE WHO HAS IT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

James Callow Keyword(s): PATHETIC FALLACY ; PERSONIFICATION ; WEALTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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PROVERB

THE MAN WHO IS BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN HIS MOUTH,
SELDOM MAKES MUCH STIR.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS OUR FAMILY DOCTOR. HE ALWAYS TOLD THIS TO EVERY NEW
PARENT.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR ; METAPHOR ; OBERSERVATION ; REPUTATION ; WEALTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERB

THE MAN WHO BECOMES SUCCESSFUL OWES IT TO HIMSELF.
THEN HE OWES IT TO THE GOVERNMENT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; ROCHESTER

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; TAXATION OF WEALTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-11-1972

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PROVERB

WITHOUT A LOVE FOR BOOKS, THE RICHEST MAN IS POOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): IRONY, WEALTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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PROVERB

WITHOUT FRIENDS, A RICH MAN IS POOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LOVE, IRONY, WEALTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-20-1965

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Maxim

Early to Bed:

Early to Bed, early to rise,

makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Submitter comment:

Heard this when I was a child.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): Awake ; HEALTH ; Lifestyle ; Maxim ; SLEEP ; WEALTH ; WISDOM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

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Proverb

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Rise ; WEALTH ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Poor as a church mouse

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): CHURCH ; Churchmouse ; Destitute ; Mouse ; Poor ; POVERTY ; SIMILE ; WEALTH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Toast

may your children have rich parents.

Submitter comment:

She heard this from a Polish disk jockey who was from Chicago.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHILDREN ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; fortune ; PARENTS ; POLISH ; Riches ; Social ; TOAST ; WEALTH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

The Art of Toasting:

Toasting "healths" began hundreds of years BC when warriors offered drinks to Pagan Gods. Greeks drank at banquets to every God on Olympus. RomNS dded a pledge to Caesar - with a cup to each letter in his name. Norsemen drank to Thor, and Oden, plus cups to love, memories, absent friends. Merrymakers drank to each other's health. Pledging in these cutthroat days was very real. A man was especially vulnerable while drinking. When kinsman "pledged health," they swore to defend each other. Rowdy songs and chug-a-lugging begame part of health drinking as well as toasts to the ladies, wealth and success.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Not ONE example.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Caesar ; DRINKING ; Greek ; HISTORY ; Kinship ; Kinsman ; Norse ; Oden ; Pagan ; Protect ; Romans ; Social ; SUCCESS ; Thor ; TOAST ; Viking ; Warriors ; WEALTH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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